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Event: Radio Heartland 10th Anniversary Celebration


Radio Heartland 10th Anniversary

Celebrate Radio Heartland's 10th anniversary on Thursday, December 13, with a concert gathering at Hook and Ladder. The evening will include performances by Erik Koskinen, Dusty Heart, Dustin Arbuckle and the Haymakers, and Molly Maher. You can also enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!

The Okee Dokee Brothers take on winter in the Radio Heartland studio


The Okee Dokee Brothers perform at Radio Heartland

The Okee Dokee Brothers' new album, 'Winterland,' is meant to celebrate winter, but it also contains some deeper messages about taking care of oneself and of the planet. Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing of the Okee Dokee Brothers parked their sleds outside and brought their music and warm vibes into our studio.

Lena Elizabeth performs at Radio Heartland


Lena Elizabeth

Lena Elizabeth is releasing a new collection of songs this week on an album titled 'Get It Right.' She blends the lovely sound of her voice with the mellow chords of a baritone ukulele, and writes beautiful songs about the serious side of life. Lena Elizabeth stopped in our studio to talk about her new record and to play a few songs from it.

Storyhill perform at Radio Heartland


Storyhill perform at Radio Heartland

It's been four years since Storyhill decided to go on hiatus. Since then, Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson have both released solo projects, but it was difficult to keep them apart. Now, the duo are back with a new live compilation, 'Stages,' and a mini tour. Along the way, Storyhill stopped at Radio Heartland to play some songs and to chat with Mike Pengra.

Peter Mayer performs at Radio Heartland


Peter Mayer performs at Radio Heartland

Peter Mayer has a new record called 'Catching Rain,' another collection of originals by Mayer, complete with choruses and backbeats to sing and clap along to. Mayer stopped in our studio to play a few songs and to talk about the thinking behind the new album.

Vicky Emerson performs at Radio Heartland


Vicky Emerson performs in the Radio Heartland studio

On Vicky Emerson's latest album, 'Steady Heart,' the singer-songwriter took on the additional responsibilities of arranging, production, mixing and promotion. The result is an excellent collection of songs that shows Emerson's growth as a songwriter and her confidence as a woman in the music industry. Emerson and her band recently stopped at Radio Heartland to play music from the new album.

Mother Banjo performs at Radio Heartland


Ellen Stanley, aka Mother Banjo

Ellen Stanley -- who takes on the nickname Mother Banjo when she performs -- is releasing a new album, 'Eyes on the Sky.' Ahead of the official release show, Stanley and the Mother Banjo Band stopped at Radio Heartland to play some tunes and to talk about the new record.

Anna Stine performs at Radio Heartland


Radio Heartland Anna Stine

When Anna Stine first moved to Minnesota from Ohio three years ago she was excited to start her new career as a music therapist, but quickly learned that moving to a new state wouldn't be easy. Similar to her work as music therapist Stine's debut album, 'Company of Now,' is her way of working through the two major themes in her life.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers perform at Radio Heartland


Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers at Radio Heartland

Nikki Grossman and Joe Hart are known as the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers. The duo have been traveling the Midwest for years now, spreading the gospel of original, old-time-sounding music. Their most recent album, 'Don't Think About Tomorrow Tonight,' was produced by the legendary John Wood. Hear the Sapsuckers play songs from the album.